Better Together | The First Dance

It never loses its beauty. The first dance as a married couple. All eyes are on you as you dance, carefully choreographed, across the floor. The first dance kicks off the evening’s celebration of your love and future together. You’ve already taken weeks of lessons, and read numerous articles full of advice. But with years of experience in capturing first dances, we have a few tips from behind the lens to make sure your first dance is picture-perfect.

The first dance as a married couple is a very tender and sentimental moment. Be sure to have your first dance be the one and only first dance of the event and have everyone else sit back and relax. This is a part of the day that should be focused just on you, the new Mr. and Mrs.! If you really want your bridal party to dance with you, have the second dance set aside for the whole bridal party to enjoy.

The way you begin your dance is so important, a move that’s often overlooked in the planning and practice stages. Remember, your guests will be watching your every move from the moment you enter and are announced at your reception until the dance is over!

We’ve found the most beautiful entrance to your dance is for the groom to lead the bride to the center of the floor, walking confidently hand in hand with an outstretched arm. If he spins the bride wide, slowly, then brings her in close to begin the dance, it looks gorgeous and not awkward in the least bit!

Center stage! We can’t stress enough how important it is, both for your guests and for the quality of your wedding film and photos. Be sure to move to the center of the dance floor, there is no need to be afraid. Please don’t just take three steps out and start your dance by the dinner tables or crowd gathering to watch. Enjoy the benefit of the venue or entertainment’s spotlights and well-positioned camera lights illuminating you.

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